Once I worked with an entrepreneur who was super happy with her life.

The problem? She thought her version of success was universal.

She tried to convince me:

  • To live in her city
  • To use her business model
  • To start having kids
  • To try out her hobbies

All those things worked perfectly for her.

They matched her version of success and happiness.

But they didn’t match mine. We want different things.

So instead of taking my friend’s advice, I found perspective.

  • I was happy for her without copying her methods.
  • I listened to her recommendations and did my own thing.
  • I stayed on my path.

We want different things.

I remember this every time someone tries to convince me of a different way. I remember this every time someone asks me for advice.

How do you remember to stay on track?